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AP Top International News At 1:10 a.m. EDT

Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge
LONDON (AP) -- Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday's vote....

Doctor: Ford to undergo 40 days of chemotherapy
TORONTO (AP) -- Doctors say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will undergo 40 days of chemotherapy to treat a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer that forced him to drop his bid for re-election....

AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group....

Desperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea trips
ABASSAN, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The university student was desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars....

Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an independent state....

Iran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq
NEW YORK (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday ruled out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate....

Muted expectations for Obama, Rouhani meeting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries' leaders....

AP Interview: Silva seeks grassroots Brazil reform
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Front-running presidential candidate Marina Silva says the key to her support among millions of Brazilians who joined in anti-government protests last year is her understanding that reforming a broken political system will come from the ground up....

Fiji's military ruler headed for big election win
SUVA, Fiji (AP) -- Fiji's military ruler for the past eight years appeared to be headed to a decisive victory Thursday to become the South Pacific nation's elected leader....

Australian leader warns of planned random attack
SYDNEY (AP) -- Counterterrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning a random, violent attack in Australia as a demonstration of its reach, the prime minister said....

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Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge

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AP Interview: Silva seeks grassroots Brazil reform

Middle East
Iran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq





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